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Challenge-based curriculum

Challenges in Year 1


Our ethos and philosophy for our children is implemented through Continuous Provision, or ‘challenges’. This is where children play through a structured approach, thus having the freedom to pursue their interests independently, but also achieving highly in an environment that encourages a challenging curriculum based around our current topic.


StrTeachers and Teaching Assistants work hard in this environment to extend children’s learning through play by questioning, providing resources, and encouraging their individual pursuits.


StrFor Maths and English, there is a whole-class input followed by group work, where some children access challenges and some work with the Teacher or TA. This then rotates so that each child can access the different learning opportunities. Working this way also ensures that teaching is more differentiated to meet children’s individual needs, as they work in smaller groups.


StrWe make full use of the expansive outdoors our school offers; we make use of the outdoors for Maths and topic-based learning, where children learn to persevere, take risks, be emotionally confident, and have good attitudes to learning.



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Re-Opening of school to all year groups - Thursday 3rd September. Details and Risk Assessment can be found under 'Parents' - Key information packs were posted out during the last week in July. Please read them carefully. We look forward to all our children joining us again next month **** **** Need advice about your child’s health and wellbeing in these unsettling times, Nottingham CityCare’s Text Health service is available for parents/carers of 0-19 year olds to text a school nurse or health visitor. Just text us on 07480 635002 and we’ll reply back **** Please see information about school closure and key workers guidance on our website. See our Newsletters page under the "News and Events" tab and Key Worker Information under the "Parents" tab for updates. **** We will now start all text messages with FFPS (Forest Fields Primary School). Please look out for update text messages starting FFPS. ****